Bajra Khichdi Recipe

21 Nov 2023

Bajra Khichdi Recipe

Prep Time - 5 min
Cook Time - 50 min
Soaking Time - Overnight


  • Bajra – ½ cup
  • MoongDal – ½ cup
  • Turmeric – 1/8 tspn
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt
  • Ghee – 2 tblspn
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tspn
  • Cuminseeds – 1 tspn


Wash and soak Bajra overnight

Making the Khichdi

  1. Give the soaked bajra + moong dal a wash and place in a pressure cooker with required salt. 
  2. Cook for 4 whistles in medium flame.
  3. Let the pressure release naturally. Open the cooker once done. Mash well to make the moong dal smooth and creamy.
  4. You can boil in open pot for 5 mins to let the excess water evaporate.
  5. Keep stirring as it will get stuck to the bottom once dal is mashed.
  6. It will look watery but as it cools down, it will eventually thicken and come to khichdi consistency.
  7. Heat a pan with ghee and temper with cumin seeds and asafoetida. Switch off the flame and add turmeric to it.
  8. Give it a quick stir and mix to the khichdi. Warm up to serve.


You can fry with some tomato and masala along or add some vegetables to make it more nutritious like chopped carrot, beans, peas, cauliflower, etc.

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